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UD Ministry Conference Moves to Larger Venue

February 19, 2015
The ninth annual University of Dallas Ministry Conference (UDMC), set for Oct. 22-24, will move to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas this year to accommodate its growing attendance. The conference, which is the second largest of its kind in the United States, is sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Dallas and the University of Dallas. Last year, more than 5,200 participants from 31 states and seven countries attended.

8 Family Movies from UD's History-Professor-Turned-Film-Critic FS

February 12, 2015
It's no secret that FS, longtime movie reviewer for student-run paper The University News, is actually respected movie critic and Associate Professor of History Frank Swietek. Here, FS turns his eye from new releases to classic films for the whole family.

Author Takes Students Behind-the-Scenes of Writing & Publishing a Kid's Book

February 11, 2015
Children's author Michelle Staubach Grimes took UD students "behind-the-scenes" of the 18 month long process of writing, illustrating and editing her book "Where is Pidge?" Tuesday, Feb. 10.

UD Names Longtime Chemistry Professor & Constantin Dean C.W. Eaker Provost

February 05, 2015
UD has named Charles "C.W." Eaker provost and chief academic officer of the university. A nationally respected scholar and chemist, Eaker brings 10 years experience as dean of the Constantin College of Liberal Arts at the University of Dallas and nearly 40 years experience at the University of Dallas to his new role. Eaker served as acting provost during fall 2014.

Cybersecurity Program Receives National Recognition

February 03, 2015
Hardly a day goes by without a headline news story about a large corporation being the latest victim of cyber hacking. The Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business at the University of Dallas continues to help combat these ever-increasing threats and has once again been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

UD Partners with PAADS to Offer Leadership Training to Athlete Development Specialists

January 29, 2015
The Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists (PAADS) and the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business will launch the first PAADS Leadership Academy April 28, 2015. The new program will provide athlete development specialists with the opportunity to enhance their skills in areas critical to their success and to the success of their athletes and organizations.

School of Ministry Honors Distinguished Alumni for Service to Church

January 27, 2015
The University of Dallas School of Ministry will recognize two alumni for their exemplary service to the local church through faith formation and ministry to the needy this month. Cecilia Rangel, a graduate of the four-year continuing education Catholic Biblical School program, will be honored with the Dei Verbum Award, and Kevin Harrington, who earned a master of theological studies in 1995, will receive the Lumen Gentium Award.

Gerard Wegemer Named 2015 King Fellow

January 23, 2015
Gerard "Ger" Wegemer, professor of English, was named the 2015 King Fellow, and Stephen Slaughter, associate professor of biology and department chair, was named the 2015 Haggar Fellow during the University of Dallas King/Haggar and Haggerty Teaching Excellence Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

UD Hosts 2020 Women on Boards National Conversation on Board Diversity

January 16, 2015
Last November, more than 50 business leaders gathered on campus to discuss the presence of women in boardrooms across the country. Hosted by the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business and sponsored by IMAGINE Well Inc., the 2020 Women on Boards organization brought their annual event National Conversation on Board Diversity to UD.

UD to Celebrate St. Thomas Aquinas' Feast with Lecture on Trinitarian Metaphysics

January 08, 2015
Professor Wayne J. Hankey, a well-known expert in medieval philosophy, Neoplatonism and contemporary Christian thought, will deliver the 33rd Annual Aquinas Lecture at UD on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in Lynch Auditorium.

UD Head Women's Soccer Coach Named NSCAA West Region Coach-of-the-Year

December 19, 2014
In Head Women's Soccer Coach Angelina Pane's second year of coaching at UD, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has named her the West Region Coach-of-the-Year, an announcement made Dec. 4.

Kiplinger's Magazine Names UD a 2015 Best Value

December 19, 2014
Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has included the University of Dallas on its list of the country's best value liberal arts colleges for 2015. The publication's annual list, which was released Wednesday, Dec. 17, ranks 300 public, private and liberal arts colleges that provide high-quality academics at a reasonable cost.

From ‘J-Po’ to Stained Glass: An English Major on Transitioning to an Art Career

December 17, 2014
There are countless paths for English majors to follow. One of the most unique could be Will Frank's, BA '06, as an artist in residence at Emil Frei & Associates, a leader in the field of stained glass and mosaics in the United States. Although his vocation may be atypical for an English major, Frank sees his time at UD as preparing him for his career as an artist.

'Second Career' Ministers: Retirement Means More Time to Serve for Alumni

December 16, 2014
For two recent graduates of the School of Ministry's Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program, retirement isn't about resting; it's about serving. Serving their parishes has become in a sense a "second career" for them.

Home Entrepreneurship: Alumni on Homesteading, Homemaking

December 15, 2014
Starting a family can be as much an entrepreneurial endeavor as starting a business. You must constantly examine finances, plan and schedule; you must be available to your customers (i.e., your children) 24/7. Many UD alumni take this family "entrepreneurship" even further. For example, many of them blog about their families' everyday troubles and joys, promoting family stories and values just as an entrepreneur might blog to promote a business.

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